At 10:00 ET, the Denver Nuggets (-1221) will travel to take on the Portland Trail Blazers (+715) at the Moda Center. The Nuggets (-14) are favored by 14 points and currently sit 2nd in the Western Conference. Portland has lost five straight games and is 14th in the West.

This division matchup will be shown on ROOT and the over/under line is set at 210.5. Denver has won two in a row and is 49-21 overall, while Portland is 19-51 and 5th in the Northwest Division.


The Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +14

This game will be played at Moda Center at 10:00 ET on Saturday, March 23rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-104 in favor of the Nuggets.
  • Our projections have Nikola Jokic finishing with Nikola Jokic points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Nuggets finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 12 threes.

Does Denver Have a Shot at a Road Win?

The Nuggets have won two straight games as the favorite and are favored by 14 points today against the Trail Blazers. In their last game, Denver covered the spread with a 113-100 victory over the Knicks (-8.5).

Denver’s O/U record for the season is 27-41-2, and their games have averaged 224.7 points per game. Today’s O/U line is 210.5, and the team has hit the over in their last two games.

On the season, Denver is 32-36 ATS and 15-20 ATS on the road. Currently, they are 2nd in the Western Conference and have a record of 49-21.

In non-conference games, the Nuggets are 22-6 compared to 27-15 against the West. As the favorite, Denver is 45-15 and has an average scoring margin of +6 points per game.

In their last game, the Nuggets beat the Knicks by a score of 113-100. The O/U line for that game was 208.5, and Denver covered the spread by 13 points.

When it comes to scoring, the Nuggets are 14th in the league at 114.7 points per game. However, they have struggled to score on the road, averaging 110.8 points compared to 118.8 at home. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 48.6% of their games.

Denver has been one of the most efficient shooting teams in the league, ranking 4th in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also 9th in two-point field goal percentage at 56%. However, they are just 28th in three-point shooting at 37%.

In terms of pace, the Nuggets are 28th in the NBA at 96.1 possessions per game. They are also 15th in offensive rebounds and 3rd in assists.

At this time, the Nuggets’ defense is positioned 7th in the NBA, permitting 110.1 points per game. Most recently, the Nuggets’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 100 points to the Knicks.

Can The Trail Blazers Secure a Home Victory?

In today’s game against the Nuggets, the Trail Blazers are looking to snap a five-game losing streak. They are currently 14th in the Western Conference with a record of 19-51.

Portland’s O/U record for the season is 34-35-1, and the over has hit in each of their last four games. This season, their games have averaged 223.7 points per game compared to today’s O/U line of 210.5.

As the underdog, the Trail Blazers have gone 18-46 straight-up and 32-31 ATS. Today, they are 14-point underdogs and have gone 1-5 ATS as the underdog.

In their most recent game, the Trail Blazers lost to the Clippers by a score of 125-117. They covered the spread as 14.5-point underdogs, and the O/U line for the game was 216.

Against Western Conference teams, the Trail Blazers are 8-38, and they are 1-14 against teams in the Northwest Division. At home, Portland is 15-21 ATS and has an average scoring differential of -6.5 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Trail Blazers are 28th in the league at 107.8 points per game. At home, they are averaging 108.6 PPG.

So far this season, Portland has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 27.1% of their games. They are also 30th in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Blazers are 22nd in the league at 35%. Overall, they are 29th in field goal percentage.

The Trail Blazers’ defense is presently ranked 17th in the league, allowing an average of 115.9 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Trail Blazers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 58.0% and allowing 35.3% from beyond the arc.